Educational Technology

August 30, 2010

WiFi in schools spark parental fears

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Carly Weeks, Globe and Mail

We’ve come a long way since the days when a child standing in front of a microwave oven was a parent’s biggest worry over potential radiation exposure. The massive growth in cell phones, computers and other electronic devices has prompted a new wave of concerns that children are being exposed to dangerous levels of radiation. While most of those concerns have centred on cell phones, now a growing number of parents and other citizens are raising the alarm about wireless networks. The issue taps into common fears that technological innovations come with serious drawbacks. But many leading health organizations and experts say there’s no solid science to back up the concerns. It’s a major debate that doesn’t seem to have a resolution on the horizon.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health/wi-fi-in-schools-spark-parental-fears/article1675037/

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